Awhile back I blogged my wonderful Cube’a’Cow, the square cow with the friendly face and 5 poses from Herbaly. Well, I was directed to this cow by Guenevere DeCuir, who had a couple in her shop, CoLLisions. I made my way back to CoLLisions today and found a 50% off jewelry sale and some marvelous tattoos. So, I shopped!
I picked up the mysterious face tattoo called Raven’s Tears. My oh my, it’s beautiful! It’s understated yet powerful. The raven is a strong symbol is Celtic and Norse mythology, in Greco-Roman legend, and in First Nations culture. Just to wear this tattoo makes me feel like I’m plugged in to something mystical and wonderful that’s come down through the ages. I found that same kind of thoughtful depth with the necklace I chose: Believe in Yourself.
The Believe in Yourself necklace is packed with symbolism. The medallion on the first layer of the necklace says “Believe.” On the second strand, there’s a purple bead and the Viking rune Mannaz, or the Self. This rune is the starting point for personal growth and a fuller relationship with the self. Interestingly, if you cut the rune Mannaz down the middle, you get the rune called Wunjo and it’s mirror image. Wunjo is the rune for joy and light. On the third strand of the necklace, a white and a purple feather, which to me suggests balance. Then at the bottom, there’s a pentacle encased in silver filligree. The pentacle is a Wiccan symbol. Wicca is a earth-centered religion and the focal deity is the Goddess. Taken together, this necklace is a fine example of craftswomanship and a strong collection of symbols. I don’t know if Guen intended this, but something tells me she did when I see the other items in her shop.
Details of the rest of my outfit and the slurls below.
Slurls and Details
CoLLisions – Raven’s Tears face tattoo and Believe in Yourself necklace. There’s a 50% jewelry sale going on from now until March 12.
EMO-tions – Amelie hair, black
Armidi – Sheer Ribbed Tank, navy
Bounce – Gypsy Long Skirt, Noir. I picked this up at Chic Limited; the LM here is for the mainstore.
Exodi – Stephanie skin, Panacek tone
Shine – eyes, Silent Lucidity Mardi Gras